Archive for March, 2013

Schnucks Repairs Security Breach – But For Some, the Damage is Done

Schnucks Repairs Security Breach – But For Some, the Damage is Done

Days after St. Louis-area police warned local shoppers not to use credit cards at Schnucks, the grocery chain has announced it’s “found and contained” a credit card hack and that it’s safe to shop with credit and debit cards again. But for some shoppers, the damage – financial and otherwise – is already done. In a news release issued this[Read More…]

March 30, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
One Interesting, One Ridiculous Idea for Online Ordering

One Interesting, One Ridiculous Idea for Online Ordering

If you haven’t ever ordered your groceries online, what would get you to give it a try? Free delivery? Discounts? Coupons? Or perhaps a stranger showing up on your doorstep with your stuff? A couple of big companies are working on new ways of delivering your online orders, and let’s just say one is more promising than the other. First,[Read More…]

March 29, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Fraud Alert: Police Warn Not to Use Credit Cards at Schnucks

Fraud Alert: Police Warn Not to Use Credit Cards at Schnucks

(Be sure to read this update: “Schnucks Repairs Security Breach – But For Some, the Damage is Done”) Another supermarket chain has been hit with an apparent credit card hack, as more shoppers come forward to complain their account information has been stolen. St. Louis-based Schnucks says it’s investigating, and police are recommending that its customers put away their plastic[Read More…]

March 28, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Sunday Coupons – 3/31/13

Sunday Coupons – 3/31/13

This Sunday is Easter, traditionally a time for no coupon inserts, but there will be one from P&G this weekend. SmartSource and RedPlum are taking the weekend off. You can check the complete schedule of 2013 coupon schedules here, or tide yourself over by looking for printable coupons in the SmartSource and RedPlum sections of our Printable Coupons page. And[Read More…]

March 28, 2013 Coupons You Can Use
JCPenney Raises Prices, So It Can Lower Them Again

JCPenney Raises Prices, So It Can Lower Them Again

“Fake prices” are back at JCPenney. The company that famously tried to do away with coupons and sales is now reportedly raising its prices, so that it can lower them again with coupons and sales. In theory, it makes little sense. And that was CEO Ron Johnson’s argument when he took over the company and tried eliminating coupons and sales[Read More…]

March 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Walmart Plans to Introduce Digital Coupons

Walmart Plans to Introduce Digital Coupons

Want to save even more at Walmart? The company has announced it will soon be offering digital coupons – but not in the way you’re likely accustomed to them. The news came yesterday during a media event at Walmart’s e-commerce offices in Silicon Valley, California. The digital coupons will be tied in with the new “Scan and Go” app, which[Read More…]

March 27, 2013 Coupons In The News
Entertainment Coupon Book: Back From the Dead

Entertainment Coupon Book: Back From the Dead

(4/23 Update: “Sold! Entertainment Coupon Book is Back From Bankruptcy”) Two weeks after suddenly going under, Entertainment Publications is coming back – for now, and perhaps for good. The company that produces the Entertainment Coupon Books is getting a new lease on life. The bankruptcy trustee is working to restart the business and bring back employees, while awaiting the outcome[Read More…]

March 26, 2013 Coupons In The News
Long Lines, Empty Shelves: Is Shopping at Walmart That Unpleasant?

Long Lines, Empty Shelves: Is Shopping at Walmart That Unpleasant?

As any competitor will gladly tell you, Walmart’s lower prices come at a cost. Yes, you can get low prices on the things you need, but can you find an employee when you need help? Can you pay for your purchase without having to stand in a long line? And can you even find any of what you came to[Read More…]

March 26, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Changes in Store For Supervalu, Including Fewer Employees

Changes in Store For Supervalu, Including Fewer Employees

There’s been a lot of discussion, concern, pessimism and optimism about the future of the stores that Supervalu sold last week (read: “Changes Coming to Albertsons, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s and Star Market”). But what about the stores that Supervalu has left? One of the first things the company has decided, is that a slimmed-down company requires a slimmed-down staff. Supervalu[Read More…]

March 26, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Free Supermarket Samples Land Man in the Slammer

Free Supermarket Samples Land Man in the Slammer

Might want to be careful next time you accept free samples at your local supermarket. Take too many, and you could get arrested and end up suing the store. That’s what happened to 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz of Gem Lake, Minnesota. In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month, the retiree is seeking up to $375,000 from the store security guard,[Read More…]

March 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
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